Virginia shoegaze outfit Turnover are currently one of the hottest bands in their genre, currently they’re on tour supporting their breakthrough album “Peripheral Vision” released last year on Run for Cover Records. Peripheral Vision was good enough to make many album of the year lists for 2015, including both Alternative Press and Absolute Punk. Since the album’s release Turnover have been touring in support of it, winning new fans every night.
Currently they’re on their largest headline tour to date, a tour which came to The Sinclair in Cambridge, MA on Tuesday where a sold out crowd awaited. After stellar opening sets from locals Animal Flag as well as Equal Vision Records signees Secret Space and emo darlings Sports, Turnover was ready to bring their unique brand of shoegaze/indie rock to the capacity audience. Turnover’s sound has enough appeal to attract fans of several different genres. While still considered by most to be a pop punk band, Peripheral Vision marked a change in the band’s sound that would put them further into the indie rock category than pop punk. However that didn’t stop fans from their early pop punk days from coming to the show and stirring up a few mosh pits throughout the night.
Opening with the ultra catchy “Cutting My Fingers Off” Turnover had the crowd singing along right away. Their set was composed almost entirely of songs from Peripheral Vision, with the noted addition of “Humblest Pleasures” – a non-album single the group released earlier this year – and the b-side to that single “Change Irreversible.” The main set was capped by the tune “Dizzy on the Comedown” a song with memorable lyrics such as “I’ve been dying to get you dizzy” that have been seen on many Instagram captions and Tumblr edits ever since the records release, just a testament to the connection Turnover’s fans have to their music. The band returned for a one song encore, coming out to play “I Would Hate You If I Could” another song that many of Turnover’s fans can relate to, as was evidenced by the passionate shouting back of lyrics from the crowd while the song was being played.
Turnover draws a significant amount of their influence from 90’s shoegaze and dream pop groups, and it’s even displayed in the way the present themselves onstage. The group are very non-descript in the way they dress and act while onstage, instead electing to let their music do the talking. There was very little banter from singer/guitarist Austin Getz, but their was none needed as Getz had the audience in the palm of his hand all night. As Turnover continues to mature in both sound and style, they’re developing a unique identity which attracts fans of both mainstream indie rock and underground shoegaze/emo music that is putting them in a position to become the next big name in alternative music.
Catch Turnover with SPORTS and Secret Space on the following dates:
un 23 Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room Jun 24 Cleveland, OH @ Now That’s Class Jun 25 Lansing, MI @ The Loft Jun 26 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean Jun 27 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose Jun 28 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter